Dick Todd's football career began at Crowell High School (1931-1934), where he scored a national record of 318 points during his senior year in 1934. By the time he graduated, he had accumulated an amazing 664 points. He continued playing football at Texas A&M under Homer Norton, who felt the only broken-field runner comparable to Todd was Red Grange or Jim Thorpe. After graduating in 1938, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins and played with them for 10 years (1939-1942, 1945-1948). His pro career was interrupted by military service during which time he was named to the All-Service team in 1943 while playing with Iowa Pre-Flight. In 1951 Todd served as head coach for the Redskins. Todd was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1968.